All posts tagged: andy warhol cover art

More Jan August records

Some more records by piano player Jan August have turned up, that have the same picture on the cover that was the source of Warhol’s drawing for the Progressive Piano cover. They are all on the Mercury label, but were issued in three different continents. […]

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The Smiths: the complete Flesh picture

For the cover of their iconic 1984 debut album, singer Morrissey of UK indie band The Smiths chose to use a cropped still of Joe Dallessandro from the movie Flesh. This underground flick was produced by Andy Warhol and directed by Paul Morrissey (not related […]

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The Nation’s Nightmare Shooter Boy

Less rare than the Night Beat ep box, yet still pretty rare is this other 1950’s spoken word album with radio broadcasts and Warhol cover design: The Nation’s Nightmare. According to the archives of the American Institute of Graphic Arts only 2.936 copies were pressed. The […]

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Night Beat: rarest of the rare

Oh how I wish the copy of the Night Beat box I have in my collection were a real one. But of course, it’s not. This is the most rare Warhol cover ever. The record Paul Maréchal has found when doing the research for his catalogue raisonné […]

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Brazilian Artie Shaw LP cover

It’s about time I start writing for this blog again, the first post in 2016. The reason for this gap in time is that I’ve been working on a city guide book about Budapest (Hungary), which was an intensive ride. Beautiful city, lots of things to do. Now […]

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Debbie Harry: In Love With Love

A second single was pulled from the Rockbird album: In Love With Love. The original US release in 1986 did not have a Warhol related cover. Pictures were by the famous fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo (1921-2004). In the video for this song however Debbie Harry […]

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Debbie Harry: French Kissin’ Rockbird

The power of being Andy Warhol. Not being commissioned for the cover design of an album, and yet having your stamp of approval all over it. I’m talking about the album Rockbird by Debbie Harry, released in 1986. The second solo album by the front lady […]

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The voice of Tennessee Williams

The speciality of record label Caedmon was literature and spoken word, preferably read by the author in person. Andy Warhol delivered a beautiful illustration for the cover of ‘Tennessee Williams reading from The Glass Menagerie, The Yellow Bird and Five poems’. Warhol’s cover art is used only from […]

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Alexander Nevsky: Battle on The Ice

In this post we travel back to 1949, Andy Warhol’s first year as a commercial artist in New York. One of his early assignments was a drawing for the Columbia LP of Prokofiev’s ‘Alexander Nevsky’ (Masterworks Records, ML 4247), conducted by Eugene Ormandy. Sergei Prokofiev originally wrote […]

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Sticky Fingers on tape

After writing the Love You Live cassette post, I came to think of it that also different issues of Sticky Fingers on cassette are quite peculiar, coverwise. Most of the cassettes will have a picture of the famous Warhol jeans cover on front. But in 1971 […]

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